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October 2013 Archives

13-year-old boy stuck and killed in car crash in Isanti

The area in Illinois' regional neighbor, Minnesota, called Cambridge is mourning the death of a young victim killed in an automobile accident. While some peaceful residents live their lives quietly and without public notice, this is not so in the case of the young man whose death will be felt for some time.

Breathing tube mishap leads to legal woes for engaged couple

In a decision handed down on Oct. 2, an Illinois judge refused a Winnebago County woman's request to marry the man she loved. The couple had gotten engaged decades ago and had been living together since 2009. Friends and family of the couple have attested to the love and devotion each holds for the other, witnessed by the commitment and affection between them and their five combined children.

University student dies after Lincoln Avenue crash

Urbana police have released a report stating a truck, traveling on Lincoln Avenue near Nevada Street, struck two university students, resulting in one fatality. According to investigating detectives, the driver of the truck, a 58-year-old Urbana resident, was driving erratically at 10:00 a.m., swerving onto sidewalks, plowing down street signs and hitting a vehicle sitting in standing traffic on the busy street.

Husband of car crash victim sues sheriff's department

The husband of a car accident victim is suing the Stephenson County Sheriff's Department in the wrongful death of his wife. The husband is a local high school teacher. His lawsuit claims the police dispatcher committed a blatant oversight by neglecting to report a missing stop sign which resulted in the death of his 32-year-old pregnant wife.

Construction zone crash results in 1 fatality

One individual died at the scene of a crash last week involving a semi-truck and a dump truck near Momence. According to authorities, one of the four vehicles involved burst into flames near a construction zone. The incident caused the closing of Illinois Route 1/17 until after 3:00 p.m.

DaVinci surgical robot complaints point to malpractice

Advances in technology have affected us in all areas of our lives. The medical profession is no exception, yet who would have thought such advances would involve robotic surgeries? The daVinci surgical robotic device has been a popular tool in hospitals and clinics across the country. It was created to enhance the surgical process, allowing the physician to operate the hands of a robot with increased precision from a remote location. Criticisms of the medical tool are based on the alleged lack of training on the use of the robot, along with the presence of an inherent defect in its design. This design flaw is said to cause arching or a surge of electrical current that can invade the patient's healthy tissue.

Beloved cyclist struck and killed by drunk driver

A popular advocate for cycling safety, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver earlier this year, will be honored by a street that bears his name. The 26-year-old victim was biking in the North Clybourn corridor near Larabee when he was struck by a speeding vehicle. According to reporters, Chicago alderman voted to rename the street following a proposal at a city council meeting.

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